Rugby Memorabilia Society

Newport 3 v Australia 5
Saturday 19th December 1908
Kings Head Hotel (Newport)

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The Post Match Menu from the 1908 Newport v Australia match

After a heavy downpour the night before, a large crowd of approx 15,000 still turned up to watch a match played in depressing conditions thanks to a mixture of heavy fog and rain. Newport fielded a Strong side which included the likes of Phil Waller, Harry Jarman, Birdie Partridge, Tommy Vile (Captain), J.P Jones & Reg Plummer, but were beaten with a try by Dix which was converted by Carmichael to Newports sole score, a try by Baker. That night the visitors were lavishly entertained by the Newport Rugby Club at a dinner at the Kings Head Hotel (see pic). According to the press "the evening was spent in a most jovial way"

If anyone has the match programme, ticket or any other memorabilia relating to the match please get in touch

Peter Douglas-Davies
Rugby Memorabilia Society